West Seattle schools: K-5 STEM Robotics visits UW

March 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 3 Comments

(Photos courtesy club volunteer coach Anne Higuera)
Robotics continue to grow in popularity at local schools – including the new LEGO Robotics Club that K-5 STEM at Boren launched just two months ago, with 50 students already participating. The photos are from a field trip this past Thursday to the UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, where grad students, writes club parent volunteer Christy Monge, “showed off robotic fish and some other projects that involve flight.

“The STEM students were invited downstairs to the tank where the robotic fish are tested, and were able to pilot the fish around the pool. … They also monitored the robot’s progress on a laptop computer below and tried out some of the tools and equipment, feeling right at home.”

Six teams from K-5 STEM are also getting ready to compete in the big FIRST Robotics Expo event at CenturyLink Field Event Center on March 30th.

3 Comments

  1. Our robotics program is becoming super strong! Go Owls!

    Comment by evergreen — 4:01 pm March 17, 2013 #

  2. I hope my son gets in at stem next year I really like that they are introducing kids to science like this

    Comment by nick — 8:24 am March 18, 2013 #

  3. Thanks to all the parents organizing this – my son loves it! His project this week was to learn about how a machine has changed over time from the 1950s-today. His team picked the seemingly boring sewing machine, yet he’s been doing research drawing classic and modern models for comparison, writing about differences, and, of course, preparing for programming. This is integrated, project based learning in real time. love it.

    Comment by Heidi A — 9:31 pm March 18, 2013 #

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